Brandon Weatherz: Snow and rain tonight

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A quick round off accumulating snow arrives this afternoon and tapers off tomorrow morning. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Koochiching Co. from 4 pm today until 7 am tomorrow where accumulation of around 6” is possible. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Cass, Itasca, St. Louis, and Carlton Co. over the same timeframe where 3-6” is expected. The North Shore of Lake and Cook Co. have the Winter Storm Warning from 4 pm today until 1 pm tomorrow where localized accumulation up to 8” is possible. Lake and Cook Co. away from the shore will see around 3”. Amounts drop off to around 1” moving south in east central Minnesota and across northwest Wisconsin.

Snow arrives from the south Tuesday afternoon and evening ahead of the system’s warm front, then the snowiest period will be overnight. Winds will also be a contender, gusting near 30 mph and reducing visibility. As the warmer air moves in from the south, rain will enter the mix, especially in east central Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin, cutting into accumulation potential here. We quiet down Wednesday morning as snow and rain exits to the northeast, but winds will remain blustery, and we’ll be left with a messy morning commute. A relatively quiet and seasonable stretch will then take us through the rest of the week and the weekend.

Today: Cloudy and windy with snow arriving in the afternoon. High 29. E wind 15-20 mph. Chance of snow: 60%. Accumulation less than an inch.

Tonight: Snow and wind. Low 28. E wind 15-20 mph. Chance of snow: 100%. Accumulation of 3-6” expected.

Tomorrow: Chance for rain and snow in the morning, then mostly cloudy and breezy. High 37. W wind 10-15 mph.

Tomorrow night: Partly cloudy. Low 19. NW wind 5-15 mph.

Thursday: Partly cloudy. High 35. NW wind 5-10 mph.

Friday: Partly cloudy. High 37. SSW wind 5-10 mph.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 39. E wind 5-10 mph.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 38. NNE wind 5-10 mph.

Monday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance for snow. High 35. NNE wind 10-15 mph.